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Some Days Suck

April 30th, 2010

There is really no better description. It’s one of those sucky, sad days in the animal department. We have a few animals on “hospice” care and today was the day to euthanize Nimbus. A difficult day for sure, but not a surprising one.  However, on Wednesday, Wendy Woodchuck was not looking so well. She did not improve. I checked on her several times throughout the night last night and today she went to the vet (Dr. Thea Carter).  Wendy was euthanized as well, as she was likely in heart failure. (This is what killed our first woodchuck year’s ago).

We’ve had tough days like this before, and I am sure we’ll have them again. Days like this are hardest on the keepers so please be wishing them well as they deal, grieve, and continue to care for the other animals still here.

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  1. I’m sorry everyone :(

    Posted by Courtney
  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Nimbus and Wendy. Best wishes to all the keepers who take such amazing care of the Museum’s many beloved animal residents.

    Posted by Kathy

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